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Google contacts - what does "Priority" mean?

by D-Flo / February 1, 2014 4:02 AM PST

I've noticed that Google Contacts provides a field called "Priority" but they don't tell you what that field modifies. Does anyone know what the practical result is of assigning low, medium, or high "priority" to a contact in Google Contacts? I've spent 20 minutes searching the web for a single-sentence clear answer, but no dice. Someone's got to know.

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When you send email, it's so marked.
by wpgwpg / February 1, 2014 4:07 AM PST

I assume you're talking about Gmail (you didn't say). When sending email, it can be marked low, medium, or high priority. I believe a contact with one of these markings would get an email to him/her so marked.

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When editing a contact inside "Google Contacts"
by D-Flo / February 1, 2014 4:28 AM PST

Thanks for some insight into the meaning of the "priority" field appearing in a contact's detail screen in the "Google Contacts" webpage. I will try setting a contact as "high priority" and subsequently sending that person an email to see what happens.

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Here's what "Google Developers" has to say about priority
by D-Flo / February 1, 2014 4:39 AM PST

This is what the "Google Contacts API v3 Reference" web page on the "Google Developers" site says about the "priority" field in Google Contacts:

"This document provides detailed reference documentation for the raw protocol (XML and HTTP) for the Google Contacts Data API.

...

gContact:priority

Classifies importance of the contact into 3 categories:

Low
Normal
High

The priority element cannot be repeated."

------ from https://developers.google.com/google-apps/contacts/v3/reference#gcPriority

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